Last week, my friend Kristel challenged me to share my top 15 movies in 15 minutes at Facebook. Apparently, this has been going around for quite sometime and I found it pretty interesting to see what makes up my friends’ top 15. When I posted mine, I suddenly realized that I have quite a broad range in terms of timeline but not genre. I wasn’t able to explain why these movies made it to my top 15 but I’m posting it here plus my reasons why they’re my favorite. Humor me, pretty please.
Aikko a.k.a. Bake Happy Blogger’s Top 15 Movies in 15 Minutes – in no particular order. I always wanted to say “Aikko a.k.a. Bake Happy Baker’s, but it kinda sounds redundant right? Anyway, I digress. Here you go.
1. How to Train your Dragon – because it’s an unlikely story of friendship. I love the last moments of the movie, makes me tear up every time.
2. Gone with the Wind – I had a headache the first time I watched it, but watched it again (and again) and made me appreciate it even more. How they made a move as grand as this in 1939 is beyond me. Deserves a standing ovation every time I watch it.
3. Frozen – Frozen is a runaway winner, it always shows up in everyone’s list. It’s on mine because it is a story of a great love between two sisters.
4. It Happened One Night – One of the only two movies I own on my iTunes. This movie made in 1934 is hands down my favorite movie – EVER. Urban legend has it that this movie is the reason why men’s undershirt declined in sales during that time.
5. Enchanted – I do a commentary to my sister every time we catch this on TV.
6. Million Dollar Baby – made me take up boxing but had to quit because of knuckle problems.
7. She’s Dating the Gangster – Richard and Dawn, Daniel and Kathryn 🙂
8. A Moment to Remember – Want to have a good cry? I highly recommend this.
9. Sixteen Candles – two words, Jake Ryan.
10. Arsenic and Old Lace – again, two words, Cary Grant.
11. The Abyss – “Knew this was a one-way ticket, but you know I had to come. Love you, wife.”
12. Signs – the only M. Night Shyamalan movie I really really liked.
13. Pitch Perfect – made me a fan of Anna Kendrick. Can’t wait to see her on The Last Five Years.
14. The Sound of Music – this deserves to be on everyone’s list. Do-Re-Mi is the only piece I can play on the piano.
15. Daddy Long Legs – because it is my favorite book, the movie version has to be on this list. Jerusha is just too relatable.
Because it’s top 15 in 15, there are some favorites that I missed, The Proposal, that gesture Andrew made when he and Margaret stepped out of the grocery store after she got her new phone is love. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the scene were Willy sang Pure Imagination is every child’s dream of how a chocolate factory should look like. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – one word, Givenchy.
So what does this have to do with Red Velvet Crinkles, you ask? Because if I would be asked to list my top 15 Desserts in 15 Minutes, this has to be included. Chewy and moist, red velvet in crinkle form is just to delicious to pass up. When you make some, pretty please send me a pic, I hope you would love this crinkle recipe as much as I did.
So, red velvet crinkles, how exactly are they made? Let’s start by sifting together all dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. You can either dry whisk or sifting them through a strainer, whichever you prefer is fine. Do the same for the wet ingredients, the evaporated milk, vanilla, vinegar, and red food color. You can use fresh milk or full cream milk instead of evap in case those are the ones you have on hand. And, you can use cane vinegar or white vinegar, whichever is fine. After assembling the dry and white ingredients, cream together sugar and oil until well combined.
Add in the whole egg plus the yolk.
Add in the wet ingredients.
Lastly, gradually add in the dry ingredients.
The red velvet crinkles cookie batter should now look like this. Now, at this point we should all exercise patience. We are not there yet, we need to cover the batter and refrigerate it for at least four hours or overnight. #wecandothis
See, we did it!!! After four hours, get an ice cream scoop if you have it. I love using the .25 oz scoop for my cookies, this is the 1 1/2 teaspoon sized one to make sure I have evenly sized cookies. Dunk the cookies in powdered sugar and bake at 350F for 7 minutes or until done.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg + egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp evaporated milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 2 tsp liquid red food color
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Assemble team dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
- Assemble team wet ingredients - evaporated milk, vanilla, vinegar, red food color.
- Cream together sugar and oil until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and egg yolk.
- Add wet ingredients then gradually add in the dry ingredients.
- Cover the bowl with cling wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
- Using a .25 oz (1 1/2 teaspoon) ice cream scoop, roll the cookie dough into balls and coat with powdered sugar.
- Bake at 350F for 7 minutes or until done.
Hope you’ll love these cookies as much as I do.